1630 – Louis de Béchameil, marquis de Nointel was born is a French financier and gourmet.
– White sauce acquired its name from him for he perfected an ancient type of sauce made from cream.
– The sauce was dedicated to Béchameil to flatter him.
1670 – Béchameil bought the marquisat of Nointel and later became Louis XIV’s headwaiter.
1698 – Béchameil will publish another document focusing on the fiscal system.
1703 – Louis de Béchameil died.